Hanoi Travel Guide
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Information about Hanoi
Hanoi is an underrated city when it comes to being a travel destination. However, things are changing nowadays. With a lot of new experiences to offer to its tourists, Hanoi has become as welcoming as ever for people all around the world. From lovely festivals, Here is the Hanoi tour guide to help you with everything that you might need to know:
Weather in Hanoi
This backpacker’s guide to Hanoi suggests that the city enjoys a mix of temperate and tropical climate. The city is divided into three types of terrains: delta, midland, and mountainous. The changes in weather and temperature in the city are only slightly dependent on the type of terrain in the particular part of the city and are mostly dependent on the time of the year or, in other words, the prevalent season.
Hanoi experiences four seasons in a year: spring, summer, autumn or fall, and winter. The summers are very humid and are characterized by heavy and unpredictable rainfall. The winters, on the other hand, can be biting cold and the temperature may even drop below 10°C. Spring (from February to April) and Autumn (from September to November) are the best times to visit the city as the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. Hanoi is also prone to cyclones. You can get more elaborate information about temperature, precipitation, and potential cyclonic conditions in the city from a detailed Hanoi travel guide.
Nightlife in Hanoi:
The Old Quarter is the part of the city where most of the nightlife activities are centred in. Hanoi nightlife guide lists a lot of nightclubs like Factory 47, Ne Cocktail Bar and Binn Minh’s Jazz Club. Factory 47 boasts of brick walls and comfortable sofas you can sit and relax in. If you are missing regular fast food like burgers and fries, then Factory 47 is the place to go. It also stays open after midnight, unlike other Hanoi nightlife hubs. Binh Minh’s Jazz Club is the go-to place for jazz lovers, and some international celebrities have performed there as well.
Food in Hanoi:
This Hanoi local tour guide gives a lot of weight to street food. Cafes and diners with cute little-painted tables can be found in every nook and corner of the city. Fruit and rice folded in banana leaves is the most popular Vietnamese street food option. There is also meat on a stick. Hanoi Pho (noodle soup) is a local delicacy that you will not be able to get enough of. The beef variant of it is called Pho Bo, and the chicken variant is called Pho Ga. Grilled fish with rice noodles is also a mouth-watering dish eaten in abundance here.
Shopping in Hanoi:
Hanoi is a wonderful place to shop in. Everything is readily available. Metiseko is a shop in Hanoi that specialized in silk products. Hanoi shopping guide is vast and covers affordable as well as expensive purchases. Bat Trang Ceramic Village is the place to go for a vast variety of handicraft and pottery shopping. Zeds Threads is a famous place for buying clothing made of natural fabric. If you want to shop for textile goods, then 54 Traditions is the recommended place. If you are looking for designer dresses or tailored suits, then you can pay a visit to Chula Fashion Showroom and Hoa Fashion. Long story short, you will never run out of places to shop from in Hanoi. A Hanoi tour guide will be able to give you even more information about the local shopping destinations to check out. Make sure you don’t splurge all your money on shopping though!
Festivals in Hanoi:
There are many festivals celebrated in Hanoi. Some of the most important ones are the Tet New Year, Co Loa Festival, and Chem Temple Festival. The Tet is the Vietnamese new year and is considered the birthday of every Vietnamese. The Co Loa is celebrated through cockfighting and wrestling. Chem Temple Festival is celebrated with dragon boats and kite flying. If we delve into the history of all these festivals, we will arrive at some interesting facts about Hanoi.
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Trip to VietnamWe had no problems during entire trip. Agent Eric was excellent and very helpful. He was very prompt and planned everything in advance. Halong Bay, Vespa ride, bicycle ride, kayaking, Hanoi tour, and Angkor wat.
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Trip to VietnamThe trip had a rough start as my mother, who is a strict vegetarian, was feeling nauseated all the time due to smell of pork and fish. We had to let her stay in the hotel for entire day so that she feels better. We ordered Indian food in the hotel itself. We made slight modifications in our trip to accommodate this and Anna had been super helpful in letting us do it without any hesitations. The hotels were average and could have been better. Also it would have been nice if a tour guide would have accompanied us in Hanoi to tell us about its history and architecture. At other places we really enjoyed with tour guides who explained about the place and educated us about significance of temples. We also had a rough time before the travel as the names of two travellers were spelled wrongly in ticket and visa, which led to confusion till the day we started our trip. Hotels were also changed in the last moment leading to anxiety. Although Anna compensated with other benefits but the overall experience could have been much better. Something to improve. We enjoyed the foot spa and last Indian dinner that Anna arranged for us. 8 cave ride in a boat - it was really thrilling to be inside the caves and one of great experiences. Angkor Wat temple - we watched Tomb Raider immediately upon our return. It was a magnificent architecture.
Trip to VietnamAs per the itinerary the day we land we were to checkin to the hotel and start with the city tour after two hours rest and take the night train to Sapa. The guide told me that we don't have a hotel booking and we would straight head for the city tour directly from the Airport. when i insisted that we have the hotel booking then he spoke to the travel agent and hotel booking was done . Although the hotel was different , but the agent came to the hotel to apologize for the confusion. Other than this there was no issue about the entire trip. it was nicely planned and executed too. The guides were all english speaking and very co operative. Just a small suggestion , the travelers should be informed about the duration of the tour well in advance. Like the walking tour to village in Sapa was for about 4 hours in the hilly area and the next day tour to another village tour was for about one hour. The Halong bay trip was just great. Thankyou for all your effort. There is no option for Indian food in Vietnam, Vegetarians could have a big problem. Those who love sea food , this place is heaven. The prices are very reasonable too.
Trip to VietnamVietnam is a beautiful country! must visit. I can recommend Go Asia Travel to any one who plans to visit Vietnam. Nancy our Travel Agent organised our trip really well, she was always reachable, a special thanks to Nancy. There are some more places we couldn't plan because of time constraint, we'll visit Vietnam again to cover them. I recommend Travel Triangle, for helping in getting multiple quotes, which helps travelers to pick the one suits them. All in all Thank You Travel Triangle & Go Asia Travel for making our Trip Memorable! Nandish & Pushpa
Trip to VietnamEric from Asia Authentic planned and organised our trip to Sapa and Halong Bay. It was flawless and a great experience. The trek at SaPa to LaChai village and Kayaking in Halong Bay are memories we carried back with us.
Trip to VietnamVery well organized... big shout out to our travel agent annie... she was always there to help and make arrangements according to us... really good agent
Trip to VietnamGo Asia Travel booked everything to our satisfaction. If you're planning to go to Vietnam, you should use them (particularly ask for the Travel agent Kate as she was the one who took great care of us)
Trip to Vietnamone word- awesome. Annie from insight Asia was wonderful and helpful. Ha Long Bay and the cruise stay was a must see destination in life.
Trip to VietnamWe had wonderful experience with no difficulties faced at any stage. We were received by courteous guides and drivers.The itinerary was reasonable considering our ambitious plan of visiting three of the five major cities and associated places of interest in a short time.. Singapore airlines was wonderful and we had adequate time for connecting flights.... Thank you for a lovely experience Streets of Hanoi, Halong bay cruise and Cui Chi tunnels
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It takes around 5 days to see the best things of Hanoi on a surface level, including a day trip to Halong Bay.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Bach Ma Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake, Temple of Literature, Imperial Citadel and one pillar pagoda are some of the best things to see in Hanoi.
Flying to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi is the easiest way to reach Hanoi. From outside the country, one can take buses from Laos or Cambodia or trains from China.
Vietnamese Dong is the currency for the entire country and thus in Hanoi too.
Hanoi is located in the northern temperate zone, the springs and autumns are perfect for a visit. Thus, September to November and March to April are the best time to visit Hanoi.
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